But learners should be careful enough to filter out meaningless phrases or sentences such the following one from the BBC WORLD SERVICE telecast of yesterday:
23 October 2017
Yesterday one of my neighbours, a midlle aged guy, requested me as to whether I could teach him spoken English in my spare time. (There had been many such instances previously). On such occasions my reply had always been a polite "I'm sorry. I neither have time nor inclination to teach spoken English. I don't think that you can learn spoken English by getting taught as effectively as by viewing good English language movies, serials, documentaries and news telecasts".
- Guruprasad R Panamalai
- Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
- I am a retired K-12 Education Management Professional. I have worked at different levels in K-12 school systems, textbook publishing, elearning and Education NGOs. I have held memberships in The Association for Science Education (UK), American Association of Physics Teachers and The Malaysian Institute of Physics. I hold a 1st class B Sc Degree in Physics followed by B Ed [English and Physical Science] and M A [Childcare and Education] degrees. My published works include 59 articles in teacher development magazines in India and the US and a book entitled `Creative Classrooms and Child Friendly Schools' (listed in Amazon). This book is almost an anecdotal account of my professional experience in six countries (including Cambodia where I worked as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth And Sports). I served as mentor in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery Program offered by Teachers Without Borders.